Month: April 2017

Bristol Whisky Festival

Saturday 29th April saw me attending the Bristol Whisky Festival. I had travelled down the day before to stay with Jo for the evening. An adventurous journey that saw me spending some time in Cheltenham (I’ll get the pronunciation correct at some point) where I took myself off to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Many giggles from me at…

Glenfiddich #01 IPA Experiment Twitter Tasting

Last night saw us taking part in the Glenfiddich Experimental IPA #01 tasting on Twitter. This is a Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky which was finished off for 3 months in casks that formerly held IPA. The whisky is 43% abv. Also accompanying the whisky was a bottle of Brew 2. This was in fact the IPA which is used…

Claxton’s The Single Cask – BenRinnes 19 year old

Lucky old me had a lovely surprise package arrive this afternoon, and who doesn’t like one of them? The label read “Claxton’s” and a smile crept across my lips in anticipation of seeing what was inside… For those of you unfamiliar with their releases, an excerpt from the Claxton’s website: “In the early years of Scotland’s ancient and most world-renowned industry,…

A Remarkable Regional Mix Up! Instagram Tasting

I was very lucky to have received a lovely email inviting me to a series of online Whisky & Cocktail tastings on Instagram…what a treat! This was to include two whiskies which I had been eager to try, Timourous Beastie and Big Peat. March 21st quickly arrived and after a quick trip to Tesco for ice cubes, I was ready…

UK vs. USA Twitter Tasting

On the 22nd March I had the opportunity of taking part in the UK vs. USA twitter tasting. This would consist of two rounds between Glen Grant and Wild Turkey. Round 1 – Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 10 year old 40% abv vs. Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon Whiskey – 50.5% abv First whisky of the evening was…

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